Kia Troubleshooting Questions? Ask a Mechanic
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May I have the model of your Kia?
Ok. What model? Sorento? Optima? Sportage?
Hello, sorry for the delay. My name is***** am a Kia factory trained technician. It sounds to me like you have two separate issues going on, although both with blend doors or the blend door actuators. There are doors that control the air flow of the climate control system; whether it is recirculating or fresh air, blowing from the floor, center, or dashboard vents etc. There are 3 different actuators. Two on the passenger side, and one on the driver side. The driver side one controls the mode; for example defrost, center vent, or floor. The one on the center console side of the passenger side controls the temperature. Lastly, the one on the passenger side that is facing the blower motor box controls the fresh air/recirculation door. I would venture to guess that you have two bad actuators. The mode control actuator, as well as the intake actuator. I have attached images of the locations of these. They will not be very easy to get to to replace, although doable without removing the dashboard. I would recommend bringing to a shop if you are not a totally confident mechanic. Hopefully this has helped you. Good luck!
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